It might seem counterintuitive to use a set of tools to enhance creativity, since creativity necessitates doing things that haven’t been done before. But a guide is just what we need. Just as scientists adopt tried-and-true scientific methods to design experiments, enhancing your creativity benefits from a formal set of tools for idea generation. Consider the fact that we are taught how to use the scientific method from the time we are children. Starting at an early age, we learn how to make hypotheses and to test them in order to discover how the world in which we live works. We learn how to ask probing questions, to unpack all the assumptions, and to design experiments to reveal the answers. This important skill and the associated vocabulary are honed for years until they become quite natural. … [Read more...] about The Science Of Creativity
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At this time of soaring infection rates, shortages of medical supplies, and economic downturns, there are also examples of people looking for ways to express their gratitude to those on the frontlines of fighting the epidemic. In many European countries, for example, people are expressing gratitude for the work of the medical staff by clapping from their balconies. Recently, this same practice has migrated to New York City. … [Read more...] about The science behind expressing gratitude will surprise you
researchers can share the experience for people who own a gaming computer and VR headset), you can explore different climate models come to life and see the effect of that change on how many trees grow in an area, or how tall they get, and the changes to the vegetation in the forest’s understory. You can switch to a bird’s-eye view or different elevations, instantly get information on tree species, and switch between deterrent climate scenarios to compare the impacts. … [Read more...] about Can a hike through a VR forest make people understand climate change?
If you already believe you know better than the person you’re listening to, you’re not listening. If you already have advice to give, you’re not listening. If you already know how this story turns out, you’re not listening. If you’re already listening only to the parts of the story that confirm your beliefs, you’re not listening. And if you already have your counterattack planned, you’re not listening. If you want to be a more effective listener, drop your agenda. And what I mean by that is make sure that really listening is your only agenda item at that moment if you want to build trust, develop relationships, solve problems, create collaboration, and demonstrate your leadership. … [Read more...] about The Crucial Body Part All Great Leaders Must Enhance
Create peak experiences Peak experiences are events that are unique, memorable, and exhilarating or deeply moving. They are most often reported after artistic, athletic, or spiritual pursuits as well as in nature or during intimate moments with family or friends. They produce a profound feeling of possibility and connectedness. Recognizing that every moment won’t be a peak experience, HR can design programs to give people the freedom and flexibility to explore the world of possibilities at work and beyond. For example, 15Five designs shared experiences with their employees where people have the opportunity to learn more about each other and the impact they have on other’s lives. Recently, I was able to talk about the value of fear in a larger group at work, then we broke into smaller groups in which I was able to go deeper about my particular fears. This allowed me to be vulnerable with a co-worker and brought us together in a new way. … [Read more...] about 6 ways to help employees craft their job into their calling